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and hiring and practices in san francisco which are relevant to this discussion with folks who are out of work because folks who have been working may not remember what it's like to be out of work for quite some time and it is not a mystery all over san francisco because there are many folks still out of work and i think that inclusive conversation, not threat, not accusation, but conversation will lend itself to a really clear project labor agreement that serves all of san francisco and all of the contractors who wanna do work with the san francisco unified school district. i can't /waeutd for that to happen. and somehow whatever fraction of the bodies that are supposed to be [inaudible] conversation are either putting on blinders or must have /-lg their ears and it's not an inclusive conversation so that means we have to leave our egos at the door and that's everybody. mine included. and we have to leave those at the door to be able to come to the table for a comprehensive conversation so we can move forward. there's still shenanigans, there's still all kind of things going not r
and the san francisco unified district adopts revised board policy 1000 series and include the revisions of p 120 article three relating to [inaudible] committees. /tkpwhr >> there are no public speakers. mr. wynn. >> members of the rules committee have had time to go over this so i just ask everybody to look at this. i don't know if you've done this that already. i didn't get this form until it's right here on the table. maybe i did get it sent to me, but i had gone over everything before. but this will give you a summary about what you're doing in the red column. i think the main thing is -- i think we've tried very hard to go over these and to not -- to make sure everything's included that should be included and that reflects our interactions with the school districts. so that's what i wanted to say is a lot of work's been done on this. thank you. >> any other comments. okay. roll call please. >> thank you. miss lee, miss wong, miss fewer, mr. haney, miss [inaudible], miss lee, thank you, miss mendoza, ms. norton. that's 6 is. >> okay. we are going to move back to item i and
. you'll be able to hear it, you'll be able to see it. we call the san francisco artists and galleries and said, hey, we want a building that is a place people want to come to work in and to visit. we're now going to be buying art from between 08 and 100 local artists in san francisco and the arts commission will be hanging in that art the next couple of months in the building. >> we'll have a cafe in the lobby. the cafe will be serving people there. they'll have a child care center on-site so people with children can come to work. if something happens to their child they can walk right downstairs. it has enough space for 65 kids. >> we looked at various ways that we could be creative in promoting alternative transportation. we did this by providing bike racks and showers in the building. we do see the number of parking spaces to two parking spaces and providing electrical charging stations for alternative vehicles. >> it's time for us to have a home that all of us can be proud of. >> and we couldn't do this without everybody working together on the one goal, which is, let's build some
, taking this, working with some other departments like san francisco arts, we're creating access for people, creating efficiency with the government being able to manage transactions, creating a platform for people to actually interact with the city on a level that hasn't been done before. so, ideally, using the san francisco rec and park, the future san francisco arts app, using our mobile commerce to manage that is creating jobs, revenue, and efficiency for the public and tourists to be able to navigate san francisco in a way that hasn't been done before. thank you. >> all right. (applause) >> so, we're going to show another application from motion launch, the founder and ceo, john, will be sharing some of the work that they're doing. they're based here out of san francisco and they've got a great announcement to make. >> i am jon mills. i'm ceo of motion loft. we started about three years ago developing sensors that we could place around cities that would give us some analytics on how people move around cities and how vehicles drive around cities. so, currently we have 16 neig
it light ly. the history of san francisco. this is a real history of san francisco and to do the research and we do have the national service. we do have the museum on 3rd and mission that has all the photographs. so it's not that they have to go hunting for the information. this is why i came here today. i would like to meet with somebody from the port because i work for the national park service, i understand a lot of this factors. i would like to work with a small team on the things that i brought forth at some meeting which nobody contacted me. somebody should contact me. thank you very much. >> thank you. is there any further public comment. hearing none can we have a motion to residents recess and go back to closed session. >> i move to reconvene in closed session. >> we be good. aortic valve >>> i move to reconvenes in open session. second. all in favor. aye. i move to an adjourn. second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> thank you. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to city hall. i would like to invite all the family and now katie tang who is now supervisor. i would like to thank f
of annie alley. they're named, somebody told me they're named for san francisco's early famous ladies. (chuckling). >> i want to point out the building here at 660 mission street, which i believe is an unreinforced masonry building retrofitted, seismically upgraded. once it is seismically upgraded, it is safe, right? >> when you seismically upgrade it, it is to a standard it doesn't collapse, but it may not be reusable or repairable. >> it was an economic decision of how much money the city could afford versus the benefits to retrofit the buildings. >> we have done about 90% of the upgrade. the standard is low enough that in a major upgrade most will have to be replaced and we lose these beautiful buildings. many of the details are not what they appear to be. these are sheet metal details and trims. sheet metal cornices. san francisco was famous for the sheet metal work. when you go into the sheet metal shop, the whole front of the building is made of sheet metal. that is pacific? no, powell. >> i trick on how you can date old brick buildings, after the '06 earthquake they made win
san francisco government was. this was very 2008, 2009. with you i'm really proud of the leaps and bounds we have taken as a city * . i was proud in 2010 to help move forward legislation to really bring together city departments to work in a coordinated way with our committee on information technology. to help create a chief information officer position for the city. i was also proud to work with then mayor newsome in passing the first generation of open data legislation that we have. but as our civil grand jury in june pointed out, our i-t in san francisco is still in need of a culture shock. and this is where all of us come in today. we have 200 data sets that have already been put out there, but by and large the data sets put out by city government are data sets that i think show us in a very positive way. from my perspective, it's important for us to keep on pushing data sets that allow us to deal with the sometimes imperfections in city government. to figure it out, where it is we need to take risks, we are we can be more entrepreneurial, where we can be more transparent a
-involved shootings on march 2nd in san francisco, san jose, and union city, and one occurred the next day, involving hayward police. >> right through a few dozen people are without power no san francisco. a small explosion took out a pg&e line this morning. nearly 3700 people were without power. it's been mostly restored. pg&e says there are 76 people remain without power at this time. shopkeepers said it slowed down the usually brisk saturday business. >> like a bomb, and then the light went off. usually we have a lot of people come by, buy eggs, break fast, and then we serve coffee until the coffee is gone. >> pg&e is still not sure what caused the outage. the downed line forced muni to switch to gas-powerrerred buss in the area. >>> they were cleaning up today in oakland after poeters vandalized five banks on franklin avenue last night, and also shattered a large window at the tribune tower. the damage was caused during what organizers called a march against capitalism and police resuppression. -- repression. police say no one was arrested and there were no injuries. >> family and friends of sier
awards here at san francisco city hall. thank you all so much for joining us here tonight. it is an honor to be here. my name is daniel homsby and i am the program manager for the neighborhood department networks. an honor to see you here. many of the same faces for the fifth year for the men awards. let's give you an a plays for coming back. (applause) >> and celebrating one of the most important things we have in san francisco, which is our neighborhoods. without further ado, i'd like to start the program off by introducing my colleague, christina palone, the new director for the mayor's office for neighborhoods. christina palone. (applause) >> good evening, everyone. i'm happy to be a part of such a great ebit that celebrates the contributions made by residents and organizations throughout the city to make san francisco one of the greatest places to live. the mayor's office of neighborhood services also known as mons focuses on neighborhood outreach and engagement. it is an honor to be here with community leaders who are dedicated to the same principles and are positive
investment in san francisco and this is now honor ed with this agreement. it's sensitive and everyone wonders what will occur to them for going forward. we make a great leap of faith of going forward as a family and i want to have this opportunity to reassure everybody. thank you. [ applause ] . >> thank you, mayor lee. i'm going to introduce 5 people that will say a few word and also to let you know the members of the board and mayor will be available to you for questions, not from the podium, but with everybody that is here today. i would first like to introduce supervisor mark ferrel and to say that mark has been instrumental in every way towards bringing us to this point in our efforts and i would like to say that i think that mark is a great peace maker and has served us, this city well in this process. so i introduce to you supervisor mark ferrel. [ applause ] thank you lou and thank you all for being here today. today truly is a great day for the city of san francisco. we are proud to announce an agreement with cpmc that will bring two new hospitals to our city. two hospitals that mee
serving the cruise industry. this trip includes meeting executives and planning trips to san francisco and the james r herman cruise terminal development and pierre 70 and seek to grow our business relationships. the second item if any of you participated is a debut of the bay lights on the bay bridge. it debut march 5th and about 25 thousand led lights were turned on as part of a massive light sculpture on the western span of the bay bridge. mayor ed lee and lieutenant governor attended the event. the bay lights, an $8 million privately funded project were well visitors near the bridge for at least the next two years. each night between dusk and 2 a.m. the lights will appear to move along the north side cables generated by artist villa real. the computer is located on the central anchor of the bridge. the lights can be seen from the northern side of the bridge along the water front from a boat on the bay but not from the decks of the bridge where they might otherwise distract drivers. the water front was packed and the sidewalks were filled with visitors. the hotels will be promoting
to san francisco. i'm hearing loud and clear we want some measurable [speaker not understood] of that. i push back on the implication we are not trying to bring forward this part of the project in a successful way. >> i think you're looking forward to put on the event in a successful way whether you want to actually have a measurable outcome of jobs and unusual exclusion, that is not a strong priority. in the future i this will be. thank you. let's go on to our fund-raising effort. if we can call up -- actually, we'd like to see if we can open up for public comment just on the workforce side. we have a lot of people that have been waiting here patiently to talk about that. so, if we could actually -- if it's okay with the chair to open up public comment on the workforce small business conclusion and prevailing wage side. i have a number of cards. perhaps that's checked off item number 4. marcus clark, marilyn cain, chris marino, douglas home, [speaker not understood] and we'll stop right there. and anyone else who wants to talk about this side of the hearing on workforce small business i
a practicing mediator since 1994. she's a pan /alist for the san francisco court, the first district court of appeals and the bar association of san francisco. she became a community board immediate yeh forin 1997 and joined their staff in 1999. the occ mediation program has consistently mediated more cases than any other officer citizen mediation program in the united states. the occ program is the recipient of the 12 community board award for excellence as an organization whose innovative work for best practices. lovingly known as the god mother of the san francisco bay organization, donna joined the board in 2012. she brings her experience in labor of relations, business, real estate to the occ. she has touched many lives and truly inspires greater peace in our community. and then quickly moving to the last category [inaudible] cases in february [inaudible] sustained case in february. she upheld our findings of knee /tkpwhrebgtive duty when an officer failed to notify dispatch when making a traffic stop and that concludes my report. >> thank you very much and thanks again to donn
and all that because i've been working all my life and i'm 54 and i'm from san francisco and i didn't go to all your high schools 'cause i went through the pen. and all these kids that you talking about -- i think you using these kids because the only schools i see -- you may not like what i say, but all the schools i see are white kids, hindu kids -- ya'll know about the history of san francisco about 66 over there when they shot up them brothers over there for trying to stand up. you get rid of the brothers. if you really cared about the kids you would find a way to get the fathers back to the house. i got a 16-year-old daughter -- she's across the bay -- i have a little record back 30 years ago, i can't be there with me daughter. not because it was so bad, but because it says if the mama -- [inaudible] i'm talking to people in bay view -- like, why don't ya'll hire the brothers. everything over there in bay view ain't owned by black /phepbl. -- men. [inaudible] because i see a lot of white girls doing it too. but you talk about the kids -- i think you using 'em because you ain'
>> good morning, everyone, and welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors budget and finance subcommittee meeting for wednesday, march 13th, 2013. my name is supervisor mark farrell. i will be chairing this committee. i am joined by supervisor eric mar and supervisor john avalos. i would like to thank the members of sfgtv who are covering this meeting, jennifer low and jessie larson and the clerk of this committee, victor young. mr. clerk, do we have any announcements? >> yes. please silence all cell phones and electronic devices. completed speaker cards and copies of any documents to be included as part of the file should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the march 19, 2013 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. mr. clerk, can you please call item number 1? >> item number 1, resolution concurring with the controller's establishment of the consumer price index for 2013, and adjusting the access line tax by the same rate. >> thank you. we have monique zamuda from the controller's office. >> good morning, members of the
of san francisco. she will be deeply missed by her husband, friends and the many more she touched with her work an various campaigns. also in memory of [inaudible] for over 30 years he was a gifted /toefper and counselor at [inaudible] earning a masters degree in counseling in 1990. he was always involved in latino community and [inaudible] express sin sheer -- sincere condolences to >>> good afternoon and thank you for coming. i'm delighted to announce that our first effort is unleashed upon the world. [ applause ] . it's only been two-and-a-half years since the moment of conception of this idea. it's an amazing tribute to our community. it reached three levels of impossibility, of getting a permit and designing it and putting it on this structure and the impossibility of getting it funded. it really is a tribute to so many and a lot of faces that i'm looking at this room tonight. it comes down to as always people. i'm going through a few moments here to give a real thanks to people who made this night and the next two years possible. i'm going to list a couple of company
. >>> a first for san francisco. a cruise ship calling the city home. we'll hear from the passengers taking part in this inaugural trip. >>> the white house announced the president is planning to visit the bay area april 3rd and 4th. it's his first visit since re-election. this time, the fund-raiser is held in san francisco with house majority leader, nancy pelosi. they are holding a brunch fund-raiser at two private homes. the lunch is at john goldman's home. the more intimate one is at a venture capitalists home in the valley. >>> it may be too early to talk about the 2016 race. in washington, d.c., they wrapped things up with a 2016 presidential straw poll. the winner is kentucky senator rand paul. 25% of the vote for him followed by marco rubio. it's a reflection of a party trying to reengineer itself with voters. sarah palin and former house speaker newt gingrich echoed that. >> we are not here to rebrand the party. we are here to rebuild a country. >> the republican establishment is just plain wrong about how it approaches politics. >> donald trump, jeb bush, mitt romney and paul ryan spok
read. >> number 15 is mar 10 vs. county of san francisco and the next one is another case vs. 70. and number 17 as litigation of plaintiff and mentioned the gas and electricity company >> i'd like to request the committee to let me go i have a have interest in one of the company's i of so o to withdraw myself. >> is there a second? >> it's about moved and second to include the i can't. all in favor i? >> thank you secretary so the commission is reconvening i can report it settlements were approved on a fourteen and 16 and no action was taken. on items 17 and 18 he will take a motion to disclose it. we had a motion not to talk about it. the items have moved any my items? hearing none this meeting is i'm robert chief and i'm the park's supervisor in the parks in the sunset district. i've been working here for 3 years. we are 60-70 street below street level. the 64 acre park. the park is divided into 2 sections we are in the stern area. when you get over to pine lake meadow and pine lake, pine lake is considered a natural area. in 1847, the green family came out here, back then
'll determine how quick it's going to be, okay. [laughter] >> just to compliment the city of san francisco. i was on -- i took the muni in yesterday. and when i was on the bus in the morning, there is a repetitive announcement that went out that said, if you see graffiti, report it. and here's the phone number. it went out, i believe in three languages. that's wonderful. i think that's more key than if you hit the raid yoxtion and all that sort of media thing and grab that piece. * radio those are the people that are out there. >> awesome. if anybody has compliment for san francisco let me know because we can put that in right now. [laughter] >> alex, you live here. hold on. let me get over to you quickly and then we'll have you -- >> the one thing that i really got from catherine's presentation that really touched me was she was telling us to go forward 2030 in term of technologies and looking back to today. but this conference with all the vendors we had here had an amazing impact on me as learning of new technologies. i really feel in the 21st century of different types of technologies. i
time in san francisco, things happen so quickly. i'm trying to see how we do it better going forward. >> learning from this, how do you hold a event of this magnitude on public land down on the waterfront. there are a number of agencies involved in those decisions. hopefully people can learn from this process. and as i say, i mean, this is a good story. this is the private organization agreeing to be bound by voluntarily agreeing to be bound by these rules and signed a memorandum of understanding, subsequent to the first event and now following through on that. >> thank you. >> i appreciate the agreement, and the agreement was made. it's a binding agreement. it needs to be acknowledged. i appreciate the fact that the authority had voluntarily made that agreement, but they made the agreement. and once the agreement is made, it's not a voluntary thing any more. it's something that is compelled. >> i completely agree with you, supervisor. but subsequent to the agreement being done, the foundations changed. the words that i read out of the executive summary say that because the city has
francisco arts commission. >> her statement frightens me. i'm an arts person. this is san francisco, we're in a unique situation in that we really do -- our whole city lich on creativity. and we like to encourage it and also manage it at the same time. the street smarts program that i manage which is funded by dpw is a public/private partnership. all public mural art or any sort of public art has to be funneled through our commission and we have to give permission to do that. but when you're dealing with a private property owner it's slightly different because they basically have -- they have ownership of their property and ownership of what goes on that property. but at the same time, if they do put something up like a sunflower or what have you and the neighborhood is against it, how do you manage that? because technically it's their right to put that up. so, in our program, because we did have an incident where there was a complaint from a neighbor, we have encouraged the property boehner to take the rendering from the artist and share it with their neighborhood association and allow
in significant amount of jobs for san francisco and i stress san francisco because we are working as hard as we can to encourage a significant percentage of local hires and local workers for these jobs. numbering approximately excess of over a thousand jobs. to these local enterprise points, the developer has met with the contract monitoring division formally known the human rights commission to discuss and create targets for the project as far as goals on the lde equal opportunity program and to date, those goals are in the 20 percent area for the overall project and a 10 percent which is about to start now which is the entitlement phase. and i think importantly the project's equal opportunity program, it will have a permanent home to survive the project and memorialize it going forward. on march 8th and attached to the report that you have today is report of findings and feasibility. quickly on this slide i want to give you an overview of that. it lists importantly new on going revenues that the project will generate totaling $25 million per year. on top of that we anticipate 1 time develop
.leading off san francisco's saint patrick's parade this morning. following behind.a contingent of the city's finest and wide variety of fire trucks. thousands lined market street for a parade that had more than one hundred and fifty different groups and floats, many reflecting the strong support this parade has always received from the cities uniformed services. san francisco the police department and the fire department, i mean there's a whole bunch of irish people.that's all there used to be on the police and fire department years ago in san francisco which is now very mixed just like the city is, which is great but they are still strong supporters and they have a ball, everyone has fun at this parade. thousands came out to see the parade, and as many as two thousand people marched in the parade this the 162nd san francisco st paddy's day parade. here in the bay area.police are reminding drivers to be safe and sober this saint extra c-h-p officers will be on patrol throughout the weekend. and there will be several d- u-i checkpoints. here are a few of them. in san rafael.the ch
there. there must be a list of every park in san francisco. i would find it in wikipedia. we stumbled into the sf data website and started looking. it was unbelievable, actually. so, some of the data sets we really needed were already there in very, very good format. and random things that i would never think of like movie set locations in the city of san francisco or every piece of civic art that was there, just really interesting things all with, you know, latitude-longitude, tags and information about them. it was really interesting. and then in my first meeting, in our first meeting with the innovation group, the city i heard of 10 other things that i clearly should have been using and didn't even know existed, literally within the first 15 minutes of the meeting. ss things like street safety, sidewalk safety scores and quality scores so we could wrap people around places. * route people around places. really unbelievable. we availed ourselves of resources going forward. we had the same -- like any data set, you find great things about it. then there's missing values or is thisxt
is to promote equity for all women and girls. and the seven star award winning san francisco branch is committed to supporting our diverse community by increasing opportunities for women and girls, initiating collaborations and mentor ships and providing leadership for community impact. >> whereas the landmark 2010 aau study why so few, the women in science engineering in mathematics shows statistics women in this field. these barriers include stereo types, gender bias in the colleges and universities. the continue to block women's progress in these fields and offers recommendations to further open [inaudible] in 1998, aau launch a summer camp to help middle school 7th grade girls to continue their interests in engineering and math. despite [inaudible] to address the deficiencyings /tkepl -- demonstrated in the 2010 report. those girls that would benefit most from the program and as a reflection of this commitment to /soes owe economic diversity, the aauw [inaudible] week long residential camp conducted at stanford university and sonoma state universities and... >> whereas more
, the mayor of san francisco. >> thank you for bringing us altogether. thank you for your leadership, thank you for your leadership. i'm down here to join the other mayor's and other officials, not just our city, but all the city and officials in the peninsula and bay area so we can announce our joint collaborative effort for the super bowl bid. it's an incredible opportunity. i'm glad to see this going as well as it is because it's really a commitment to the economy of the whole region as to this particular project. having said that, the super bowl bid is an incredible thing and the strength of our bid is a collaboration of this whole region. this is how we think we will win this bid. this is not for any one particular city, it's us working together. not only on transportation issues, not only on cites, but all the hospitality that we have set. i want to thank all the regionals for working together. we want that super bowl xv very badly. we think we have the greatest opportunity to work for it and not only to win that bid, but to get ourselves in an incredible rotation for other super bowl
to /ub date you on the recent events that have occurred in san francisco. as you know i'm filling in for chief [inaudible] in virginia. in addition to being in virginia he made a side trip to washington dc to talk about the bipartisan committee on gun violence and he stroke directly on a straw buying purchase that occurred in san francisco. i'll go through what the recent events that have been newsworthy from the chief's last report to this report, i'm happy to report that it's been relatively quiet. we have not had a homicide report. i still knock on wood for that. our violent crime has continued to decrease with the exception of our property crime and one of those crimes is gonna be discussed tonight regarding the robberies of iphones tonight and that type of thing. we seem to be up in robberies. they continue to be up and the presentation tonight will address that issue, along with prevention measures by the san francisco state division. some of the newsworthy events that have occurred was unfortunately we had a shooting on march 7th of bryant street. it occurred at 3:48
condition. in berkeley, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> this afternoon's performance of the san francisco symphony is cancelled because of the ongoing strike by symphony musicians. last night's concert and two a performances also were cancelled. abc7 news reporter sergio tells us, this week's prestigious tour of the east coast is also in jeopardy. ♪ >> ticket holders were met by a trio of woodwinds outside of the box office and some picketing. >> we wanted to be here to explain to them the situation and just -- have a little music going for them to listen to and to enjoy so at least they get something to hear. >> as they played and picketed out here, negotiations continued inside over terms for a new contract. these musicians say the san francisco symphony has a stellar pedigree, including several grammy awards so they deserve a bump in pay. the los angeles philharmonic, the chicago symphony orchestra, they also want to recruit the best talent. we need to be able to offer a competitive salary. as you very well know, we have probably the highest cost of living. >> on average each earned
and now supports gay marriage. >>> coming up next at 5:00, a first for san francisco, the new cruise ship calling the city home. we'll hear from the passengers taking part in the inaugural trip. >> we'll introduce you to the man who was chosen to design a chal is for the pope. >> reporter: live in san carlos, a former 49er is saying good-bye to fans and also raising money for a charity very close to his heart. that story coming up. >> so far a sunny start to st. patrick's day weekend. we're still seeing temperatures outside right now in the 70s around the north bay, a little breezy out there but you can see the clear skies right now. look to west, more clouds filling in and changes ahead. we've got rain back in the 7-day forecast. will it arrive for the end of the weekend? we'll look at that when we come right back. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and
in san francisco, both the wiener version and now the kim version of these changes and i don't think that the planning should be arbitrarily setting policies typically where they r elt to sequel and probably make some profound changes to the sequel and i would urge you wait until those two pieces of legislation is decided and then take up this item. to this item itself, i just want to say that especially to the second resolution, just quite frankly no way. we don't want six year instead of 3 years. we don't want the zoning administrator with all due respect to the zoning administrator, who i'm sure does a great job, we don't want the zoning administrator to extend deadlines add nauseam. we are talking about 50 projects that could use this rule making to sneak under the radar. this is the kind of thing that makes us so concerned about item 12 on the agenda and adding more ways for the developers to sneak under the radar is not in the best interest of the city of san francisco. please hold your consideration of voting under this item until the big thing, the decision of the sequel legi
of san francisco, for over 25 years, and involved with the association for over 40 years. i have seen everything from the anglo california national bank to go out. i have seen changes in funeral parlors where many have gone out of business and merged with others and many changes to names. my personal example, my family had a flower shop since 1989 and i sold it to someone with another name, all of her business cards, all of her labels says flowers. hers is difference. that sign was made in the 40s and not conforming. she can't change that sign without totally taking it down which is expensive and putting up a total new one plus it has the 40s design on it. it's a little outdated now. she can't even change it now. it's a practical situation in many instances. i can go to any neighborhood in commercial district in san francisco and show you instance after instance and in fact you will find a sign permitted by the department with one name and lettering on an you auning with a newer name . i urge you to go with this one. >> thank you, my name is myelo, i'm president -- i'm concurrent wit
to make san francisco its homeport has just left port in the last ten minutes. right there you can see a live picture of the princess cruise ílines grand princess heading out to sea. it was expected to leave port for hawai'i around 4:00 this afternoon, but a coast guard inspection kept the ship in port until:00 this evening. princess cruises are not say why the ship was delayed in port, but said they expected it to take off around 10:00 this angeand that it did. today's maiden voyage of the "grand princess" meant long lines and big business. coming up, the complaints that some people had as the ship pulled into his homeport today. >>> a painful anniversary for the friends and family of the sierra lamar. you will south bay teenager was seen one year-ago today. a man is charged with her's murder, but her body has not been found. cara liu reports on how the search effort continues to this day. >> reporter: friends and family marked the first anniversary of the sierra lamar's disappearance. >> a year-ago today most important person in i life went missing are the balloons were released in
would suggest is get the information out there. >> the great thing about san francisco, because we have one number, 311. and you report it to 311 and we can take care of it. is this dealing with still the graffiti on the sidewalks? we'll go to a written question and then we'll come back to one of your questions, okay. >> this is in regards to abatement. graffiti shadows plagues san francisco and cities around the world. and san francisco there is a need to have an education campaign to identify heritage buildings following the model of the city of edmonton where it is done in coordination with the heritage society. do you have suggestions to accomplish this in san francisco? i guess this is the san francisco folks. >> yeah, i think there is already. i'm the expert on the materials, but i think there is a system through your 311 calls here in san francisco, is that for example, if it's on art, it goes to the arts commission and they have a different way of addressing graffiti abatement. and i believe with historic buildings and structures it should be the same. i don't know if it is or n
in san francisco are 50 years old or more. anything that deals with that is going to deal with the entire city. if you think you're going to be late tonight, just think what's going to happen if that legislation went through. yeah, i see the smirks and smiles up there. that type of legislation results in a city frozen in time. it does not allow for the normal, logical, thoughtful planned change that is necessary for san francisco. this legislation, as i say, works. more than anything else, what we have now is confusion, object obfuscation and uncertainty. and we can't let it continue. thank you. ~ >>> good afternoon, commissioners -- good evening, i guess, commissioners. eric brooks again representing san francisco green party, the local grassroots organization in our city. and i've been coordinating the community c-e-q-a improvement team that you received an e-mail from earlier or yesterday. first i want to clarify, we are not against improving our access to c-e-q-a locally and improving the process. we understand that there needs to be a clearer trigger for appeals instead of the open-
. >> and everybody is a little bit irish today. san francisco's big st.~patrick's day parade just ahead. >> irish will be smiling tomorrow as well as the forecast looks terrific. get ready for big weather changes next week. we'll have the >> carolyn: police have released the name of map accused of stealing a taxi yesterday and ramming it into a police car. peter russell was arrested on suspicion of carjacking and assault against a police officer. police say russell jumped on to the hood of the taxicab, shattering its wished. when the driver jumped out, he jumped in and drove away. when police tried to intervene, russell rammed the police car. >>> protesters vietnamizeed banks on franklin avenue last night, and shattered a large window at the transcribe bound -- tribune tower. >> san jose police are still looking for one suspect in a violent purse snatching. police are looking for january 000 rios, his sister was arrested on thursday. police say joseette punched and kicked the victim after she got off the light rail frame. both suspects then ripped the purse from the victim and ran away. >> new co
ground. why is there bad blood there? >> with san francisco, the infrastructure didn't work. it's easier to say let's blame gavin newsome. there are things we did wrong and things he did wrong. when you don't have the infrastructu infrastructure, it kills the deal. club seats are the first thing that go on sale. wow, it's a seat license. i'm scared. it's what people have to pay. i's not the case. you can't let the media or reports driven to get a headline and a sensation really deter you from the facts. that's why we have taken a really, really careful effort and approach to meet with every single ticketholder face-to-face and let them know what their options are. >> a candle stick, then off to santa clara. we will find out in may if they will host the super bowl in 2016. up next, are you ready for fried chicken? we go behind the scenes with tyler florence. does he live up to the hype? >>> welcome back. we mentioned earlier in the show a bottle of wine and a bet. not just any bottle and not just any bet. leon panetta shared an interesting story with us involving osama bin laden and a ver
corporate citizens and in private we would begrudgingly admit that the san francisco giants are a little better than we. as companies such as ours we tend to be owned by the hearts of the citizens of our city. we see our role as managers to make the companies stronger and healthier before we pass them on to the next stewards who will guide them in the future and create their own history. part of our -- well, we believe our commitment to our future of pier 48 and the san francisco giants of san francisco is going to provide a giant leap for us before we pass our company on in a much better strongers healthier role. if we weren't confident that our friends, neighbors and partners of the san francisco giants were leading the mission rock development we would have been reluctant to commit to it. we are delighted to partner with them and with you and give our full hearted and full endorsement to them and hope that you will do so. thank you. >> good afternoon, i'm judy workman for the san francisco chamber of commerce. we very much support the mission rock project. this mixed use development
. we are at mount davidson and it has the highest point of elevation in san francisco hitting a whopping 928 feet. mt. davidson provides a peaceful 30-acre owe ace and great hiking trails. the spectacular views offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or suffer sun set with someone you louvre, wear sturdy shows to conquer the stone trails and denly inventory advantage gives you hikers the sensation of being in a rain forest it's quite a hike to the top here at mount davidson but the view >> hi, i'm with building san francisco. and we have a special program of stay safe today where we're going to talk about what you can do to your home after an earthquake to make it waterproof and to be more comfortable. we're here at spur in san francisco, this wonderful exhibit of safe enough to stay. and this is an example of what your home might be like after an earthquake. and we have today with us ben latimer from tvan. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about things you can do you don't have to be a professional contractor to make your home more livable after an ea
of the way san francisco s you get to be veuyer because usually you have to go through their garage or their house to see the gardens. and ruth gets known through the neighborhood because she's constantly peeking over fences and leaving fliers in people's mailboxes saying, do you want to be on the garden tour, and all this sort of thing. but anyway, so, we've -- just to show you how much the neighborhood has gotten to know each other, all the people in the portola, wave your hand. [cheering and applauding] >> and this is only a small representation. and six years ago i would say maybe a dozen of us knew each other, and now we know hundreds of people in our neighborhood. and we've become so desirable from a real estate standpoint, we have multiple offers on houses and they all go for over asking. (applause) >> so, if you want to know how to do a garden tour, ruth wallace is your woman. come on up, ruth. (applause) [cheering and applauding] >> thanks. thank you. we'd like to take over the show. i just want to say it's a great honor and it's a really great event. if you haven't been to
. there will three shoot on march 2nd in san francisco, san jose, and union city, and on march 3rd. >> there's another con concert cancelled. and now a tour from the east coast is in jeopardy. sergio quintana is live. sergio, a scheduled concert tonight and another tomorrow afternoon are now off. reporter: a twoat total of 2004 concerts have been canceled. two earlier this week, tonight was as no-good, and the sign has been put up for tomorrow's 2:00 p.m. show. it has been cancelled. ♪. reporter: tickedholders for tonight's concert were met by a trio of wood winds playing outside the box office. the show was cancelled. >> we can'ted to explain to them the situation and have a little music going for them to listen to and enjoy so at least they get something to hear. reporter: as they played and picketed out here, negotiations continued inside over terms for a new contract. these musicians say the san francisco symphony has several grammy awards so they deserve a bump in pay. >> the los angeles philharmonic, the chicago symphony orchestras, so we need to be able to offer competitive salaries
bay area political analyst larry gerston joins us next. >> a quick live view of san francisco. you can see mostly clear. we're watching increasing high clouds out of a chance of rain in the seven-day forecast and we'll look at that when we come right back. >>> just four months after the presidential election we have results of the first straw poll from the 2016 republican presidential contest. believe it or not, the poll was taken at cpac, the conservative political action conference near washington. kentucky senator rand paul came out on top of 25% of the vote. he was then followed by florida senator marco rubio with 23%. the gop is wrestling with how it will recast itself to connect with voters. >> the face of the republican party needs to be the face of every american and we need to be the party of inclusion and acceptance. >> we don't need a new idea. the idea is called america and it still works. >> donald trump, jeb bush, mitt romney and paul ryan all spoke at the conference, but new jersey governor chris christie who with applauded president obama for his response to hurricane s
skies are expected. we're waking up to 49 degrees in san francisco. already 50 degrees and redwood city, 45 in concord and low '40's and sunnyvale. afternoon highs a mix of '60s and '70s. the more '70's in the north as well this afternoon. with the upper 60s in downtown san francisco today. rain on the way, of the u.n. to get the umbrellas out later to the apparent>> developing story out of oakland this morning. police have set up a perimeter to try and make contact with a dangerous suspect. this is happening in the 14-hundred block of 25th avenue in oakland's fruitvale district. we'll bring you the latest on this story as details >> there's been another bad crash at a racetrack. this time in marysville. that's about 40 miles north of sacramento. and this one was fatal. authorities say two people were killed when a speeding race car ran off the track and into the pit area. the victims are identified as a 68-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy. they were part of the pit crew. and officials say they had a right to be in the area, but no more details were revealed about their >> you'll reca
francisco crew. how important was your task force, elevate the issue of graffiti abatement in san francisco? >> i think one of the main reasons why it was elevated is -- and it's been continued to be elevated. the current mayor was actually the director of public works and he saw that graffiti was a serious problem. and, so, it's become more and more prevalent and the board of supervisors has also taken it on. i think they also recognize that the graffiti brings blight to the neighborhood. and, so, it hasn't been hard to get the support. and just like we're all here, as you saw yesterday, the city leaders are all on board with this. so, that helps a lot. if you can get your city leaders to buy in that it's an actual problem, your chances of having either a good programs or increase in funding or the other things that you need, you stand a lot better chance. >> all right, thank you. jen, do you want to go ahead? >> sure. this is an interesting question and i don't i understand it. so, i'm really hoping that the person that wrote it is in the audience and can elaborate. is the person from mod
's wastewater and stormwater making it safe enough to discharge into the san francisco bay and pacific ocean. >> in 2006 the puc was planning a record number of projects. >> the public utilities commission is a very infrastructure-rich organization. we're out there rebuilding the water system. we've budget working on power generation in the country. we've been doing sewer for the city. we're looking at a brand-new rebuild of all watt systems in san francisco and we haven't had a home that's been other than mental. >> they staff over 900 people. the puc is in two office locations. >> you know, this is such a great place for a building. if the puc owned that building and we could make that the icon i can sustainable building puc represents, wouldn't be a dramatic idea? >> so, one of the major decisions we made was we wanted to make a statement with this building. we wanted this building to be a lead platinum building which is very few buildings in san francisco that achieved this mark. >> leadership and energy environmental design, it takes a look at the way we think about the places where we
of this change. -- including the san francisco youth commission, the united educators of san francisco and support for families of disabilities. many questions are related to the /tkhreufr delivery of a more inclusive model to address these students' needs. at the last board of education meeting on tuesday, february 26, it was decided that 33 probationary teachers would be non reelected to the classroom for next year. what was particularly notable about this decision was the fact that 11 of these 33 teachers were special education teachers, position that are hard to staff. the pack acknowledges that this was a very difficult situation for all involved, including the administrators and the board charged with making such a critical call, the hardship on the 33 individuals who were non reelected and the ripple affect that happened in these communities where these individuals had been laced. this raises a couple of key questions. how are special education staff screening and finding staff for these hard to staff positions. secondly, once placed, what ongoing support are teachers rece
to tradition.leading off san francisco's saint patrick's parade this morning. following behind.a contingent of the city's finest and wide variety of fire trucks. thousands lined market street for a parade that had more than one hundred and fifty different groups and floats, many reflecting the strong support this parade has always received from the cities uniformed services. >> san francisco the police department and the fire department, i mean there's a whole bunch of irish people.that's all there used to be on the police and fire department years ago in san francisco which is now very mixed just like the city is, which is great but they are still strong supporters and they have a ball, everyone has fun at this parade. thousands came out to see the parade, and as many as two thousand people marched in the parade this the 162nd san francisco st paddy's day parade. it's the chicago green party. today crowds packed the banks of the chicago river as the water turned green. every leave trails of green dye in their wake to celebrate saint patrick's day. it's a tradition to d
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